Update: Leesburg Police Continue to Investigate Shooting

A Leesburg man is at large as police continue to search for answers.

Update 4:35 p.m.: Jonathan Alexander Cowden, who was considered at large since Tuesday, turned himself in at 4:05 p.m. Wednesday to detectives of the Leesburg Police Department. He was involved in shooting a firearm at a tow truck driver early Tuesday morning.

Cowden is also being charged with Possession of a Stolen Firearm and will be taken before the Loudoun County Magistrate for a bond hearing.

This is still an active criminal investigation. Anyone with information about this case is urged to contact the Leesburg Police Department as soon as possible

Originial Story: Leesburg resident Jonathan Alexander Cowden, 25, has been charged with a class 1 misdemeanor (removing a serial number from a firearm) following an investigation regarding shots fired at a tow truck operator early Tuesday morning, according to police.

A search warrant was executed by the Leesburg Police Department following the incident. As a result, a warrant had been obtained charging Cowden, who remains at large at this time.

During the search of a local residence, Leesburg Police Detectives located a weapon as well as a ballistic vest and other items that are believed to be stolen from an FBI agent's issued vehicle in Fairfax County in February 2011.

In addition, military type ballistic body armor as well as military tracer rounds were seized from the residence along with additional weapons.

The case remains under investigation with assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation as well as the Fairfax County Police Department.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Detective Thompson at 703-771-4550 or at bthompson@leesburgva.gov.  If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call the Leesburg Crime Line at 703-443-TIPS (8477). Tips can also be sent using smart phones, texting or your computer via Tip Submit, which are also anonymous.

This information was provided by the Leesburg Police Department; charges do not indicate a conviction.


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